Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Books

My year end list of the books I've read. Perhaps a history of my emotions, or a history of consciousness.

Love- Angela Carter
Bird by Bird-Anne Lamott
Heroines-Kate Zambreno
The Lovers- Vendela Vida
Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?-Jeanette Winterson
Impossible Motherhood:Confessions of an Abortion Addict-Irene Vilar
The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker-Janet Groth
How Should a Person Be?-Sheila Heti
The Abortion: A Historical Romance-Richard Brautigan
The Reenactments-Nick Flynn
The Kiss-Kathryn Harrison
Pitch Dark-Renata Adler
The Pleasures of The Text-Roland Barthes
Speedboat-Renata Adler
The Madonna on the Moon-Rolf Bauerdick
Homeward Bound:Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity-Emily Matchar
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
All Over Creation-Ruth Ozeki
The Canal-Lee Rourke
Bossypants-Tina Fey
A Charmed Life-Mary McCarthy
I Love Dick-Chris Kraus
Blue Plate Special:An Autobiography of My Appetites- Kate Christensen
The Secret History-Donna Tartt
To Eat: A Country Life-Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd
The Pilgrim Hawk-Glenway Wescott
A Lost Lady-Willa Cather
The Beet Queen-Louise Erdich
Sharp Objects-Gillian Flynn
Birds of America-Mary McCarthy
The English Patient-Michael Ondaatje
Burial Rites-Hannah Kent
The Collector-John Fowles
Unmastered:A Book on Desire Most Difficult to Tell- Katherine Angel
How Fiction Works-James Wood
Fear Of Flying- Erica Jong
Clever Girl-Tessa Hadley
The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt
Coup de Grace-Margarite Yourcenar
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl-Siri Hustvedt
Spectres of Marx-Jacques Derrida
Near to the Wild Heart-Claire Lispector
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne-Brian Moore
Stoner-John Williams

44 books (at least that's what I counted fast). I'd wanted one a week at least, but not bad. Surprising number of memoirs. Good mix of men and women. Next year though, more more more!



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